Preparing your Dover, DE HVAC system before the cold sets in ensures it stays functional, energy efficient, and safe. A functional system translates to comfort and peace of mind for the whole family. Just a few simple steps you can take yourself, together with a professional tune-up, are guaranteed to keep you cozy through the winter.
Extend the Life of your HVAC
Have you kept up with changing your air filter throughout the year? Changing your air filter every month or two is an easy way to keep dust from building up in your HVAC system and prolong unit’s life, keeping you from needing to invest in costly repairs and replacements.
Check your air vents. Are there pieces of furniture or draperies creating blockages? Blocking the air vents in your home not only creates chilly spots in your home, but it means your HVAC system has to work harder to adequately warm your home. Extra stress on your HVAC unit could reduce the lifespan or cause it to malfunction.
Keep Your Family Cozy!
The best reason to prepare for your HVAC system for the upcoming Dover winter is to make sure your human and furry family members stay warm. If you haven’t already moved to a programmable thermostat, now is the time!
A programmable thermostat can be set to fit your family’s busy schedule. No more forgetting to change the setting before you leave the house, unnecessarily heating an empty space while you’re out for the day. Program your thermostat to conserve energy while you’re away but greet you with a warm and welcoming homecoming. Adding a programmable thermostat to your HVAC is a winter preparation step that keeps you comfortable, conserves energy, and saves you money.
Healthy HVAC means a Healthy Family
Not only is your family’s comfort at stake with an improperly maintained HVAC system, your family’s health may be at risk. Did you know there is a connection between colder temperatures and weakened immune systems? Keeping your home warm might be a key factor in fighting off illness this cold and flu season.
Using a high-quality air filter and replacing it monthly can filter out the smallest particles from the air. Taking this step alone may improve the air quality in your home, exposing your loved ones to fewer airborne allergens and irritants.
Clean your air ducts thoroughly. Air ducts can collect dust, allergens, and other hazardous materials, even when you change your air filter as recommended. Turning on the heat on the first cool days of fall could cause a reaction with any contaminants built up in the system. This makes fall the perfect time of year to schedule a professional air duct cleaning.
Avoid Costly Emergency Services
Worried about a weird noise, like a banging or rattling coming from your HVAC? What about an unusual odor or other oddities? Don’t wait to call us! Typically, the quicker our technicians can intervene, the simpler the fix! Waiting until your HVAC is no longer heating your home can mean costly repairs and discomfort for your family. Call us as soon as you notice something is off, so we can protect your family.
A yearly tune-up is one of the best ways to make sure your HVAC system is operating properly and to prolong the life of your HVAC. Preventive maintenance usually includes cleaning, draining, and lubricating all of the parts of the system, and assuring the burner and assembly controls are functioning. Our technicians also check to be sure your flue hasn’t developed any cracks or corrosion that would impact the functionality of your system. Our talented team members know where to look for potential problems and can recommend a fix before it becomes an emergency.
Don’t let your family get caught off guard as the weather cools down. Check on your HVAC now! Improper care for your HVAC could lead to inconvenient emergency servicing, increased costs, shorter lifespan for your system, discomfort at home, and illness in your family. Griffith Energy Services can keep you warm and safe all winter long. Give us call at 888-474-3391 to schedule a consultation.
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